Lakeland Orienteering Club

WoodheadsWed 26 Jun

Summer Series 4

Local level event

What does this mean?

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.

Terrain type: Fell

Last updated: Sun 23 June, 2024

Location Info

Near: Haverthwaite
Lat,Lng: 54.23871,-2.98175
Postcode: LA12 8EY
What3Words: ///expiring.revolts.fool

The pins on the maps show the location of the parking, the start may be some distance away

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Directions / Parking

Parking per car is £2 (please car share if you can)

From the south, turn off A590 for Haverthwaite.

From the north, turn off A590 at Backbarrow.

LA12 8EY SD 361 830

Map / Terrain

Full leg cover is compulsory.

You must carry a whistle.

The fell area is exposed with areas of marsh, crags and the bracken is high at this time of year, the woodland area has steep ground in places with crags of various heights and caution must be taken, areas of marsh and holly bushes. Please respect out of bound areas and do not cross any walls. Use only designated crossing points.

Remember to check for ticks after your run.

If the weather is bad you may be required to carry a hooded waterproof jacket, and potentially hat, gloves and waterproof trousers. You should bring these to the event and notices will be displayed in the car park and at the start.

Course Information

Long 4.7 km 280m climb 21 controls

Short 3.5 km 190m climb 15 controls

Orange 2.0 km 105m climb 10 controls

Yellow 1.5 km 75m climb 9 controls

Yellow and Orange courses stay on the open fell and follow a mix of paths and line features due to the nature of the terrain.

Map Scale 1:5000 all courses and on A4 waterproof paper. 5m contours.

Map last updated in year TBD.

Start:- 400m from the car park

Finish:- 300m from the car park

Course closing time 20.00

There will be livestock (sheep with lambs) present in the fell area so caution must be taken.

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Online entries are open at SiEntries. Online entry will close at 23:59 on Sunday 23rd June, some entry on the day will also be available.

Fees for online entry:

  • £6 for seniors who are members of either British Orienteering (BO) or LOC
  • £7 for seniors who are not members of either BO or LOC
  • £4 for juniors and full-time students
  • Free for LOC Juniors

Fees for entry on the day:

  • £7 for seniors who are members of either BO or LOC
  • £8 for seniors who are not members of either BO or LOC
  • £4 for juniors and full-time students
  • Free for LOC Juniors

If entering on the day, the correct change would be very much appreciated please!

Registration and Start times

Registration 5.00

Starts 5.30-7pm

Courses close 8pm

Maps for ALL COURSES will be at the starts, and with the exception of the yellow will be picked up after starting. Yellow competitors will be allowed to study the map before starting. Copies of the orange and yellow maps will be available at Newcomer Welcome (alongside registration), where it will be possible to see them and seek help or advice if required, but not take a map away. Please take advantage of this if there is anything you aren't sure about, or if you want to talk to anyone about orienteering.


No toilets at parking

Dog restrictions

No dogs on the course please. Dogs must be on a lead in parking area

Contacts / Officials

Series Coordinator : Alan Heppenstall

Planner: Gavin Pattison

Safety : Rachel Stavert

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